The Boxing Federation of India elections, which had been to be carried out at its December 18 Annual General Meeting, have been postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AGM was to happen on the federation headquarters in Gurugram however “a majority of the state associations” sought a postponement citing the pandemic. The elections had been initially scheduled in September however had been postpone due to the pandemic even at the moment.
“…state associations of BFI have written to the Ld. Returning Officer, Justice Rajesh Tandon, appointed to conduct the elections requesting the Ld RO to postpone the elections due to the ongoing pandemic,” BFI President Ajay Singh said in a letter despatched throughout to presidents and secretaries of all affiliated states and items of the physique.
The BFI wants to get its elections carried out by the tip of this 12 months to regain recognition from the sports ministry.
“The learned RO considered their request and has recommended that the AGM and elections be postponed. This has also been confirmed by the Indian Olympic Association.
“…the BFI AGM and elections, which were scheduled to be held on 18.12.2020, are now postponed. The date for holding the AGM and elections of BFI will be intimated separately,” he added.
Singh was being challenged by former Mumbai Cricket Association president and BJP chief Ashish Shelar for the president’s submit. He filed his nomination papers on December 2 after being included within the BFI electoral school.
The 48-12 months-previous Shelar is a former sports minister of Maharashtra. He is a former chairman of the Mumbai District Football Association, that has 350 golf equipment below its wings, the discharge said.
He is at present an MLA from the Bandra West constituency.
Singh took cost in 2016 following elections carried out below the supervision of the International Boxing Association (AIBA).